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    Wandsworth Bridge, Factory/Warehouses, South London

    First off i hope you forgive me but i love urban decay. This is especially the case within the inner city buildings left to rot for a good few years generally end up with the locals given them a hand in the process. This building seems to also have become a mecca (Hall of fame) for some of south Londons graffiti artists also. The building has evidence of local/kid trashing and the kinda dog pissing up a wall toleave its mark animal instinct of graffiti that you kinda get anyware after a while, but on a city scale. I decided to take a looksee.

    It's fairly big and has basment subsections, but it was way to dark to take any pics as i only had crappy torches. Feel free to delete if this type of site aint up to standard. Personaly i enjoyed the site and would recomend anyone, if in the area to go check it.


    Outside shot of part of the building ( sorry i've no idea what it used to be, feel free to enlighten me ) My guess is stuff came in from the river/road and was processed and distributed from here. What, who knows?




    Toilet shot























    On to the roof next then!

    Ally

    This road leads to its private dock on the River


    Lots of jet black doorways with stuff growing and dying from the entrances. You HAVE to go through all of them to gain access to all the rooms and floors. I did this on my own a couple of times but would suggest taking some company if possible.


    Arial walkway

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    Good pics! Looks like a fairly big site-i'm suprised it's not been knocked down for 'apartments' being so close to the river. No idea what it was used for as it's not my neck of the woods. Well done!
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    Good pics! Don't worry.... it won't get deleted. It's a good explore!

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    I still wanna see this but I never get round to it!Everytime I'm in London I get lured into doing something more touristiquy instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by croiz View Post
    Good pics! Don't worry.... it won't get deleted. It's a good explore!
    We don't do that kinda thing here.

    Anyway it's a great looking place, enjoyed reading about it.

    As a small request though please don't put REPORT in the title of the post, it's not necessary.

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    I hactually really like the look of the place, decay at it's most beautiful!

    Good report, I might go and take a nosey at some point!

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    That's a gorgeous building looking at the exterior photos, and an interesting place too...looks huge with lots of nooks and crannies. Nice explore and pics.
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    wow!

    ive been in there! i got some photo's too, did u notice the large pulley type things on the sides of the buildings? i never did find out what this factory was for.

    here my thread with images fulham wharf warehouse

    i got that same shot down the middle of the buildings as u got lol wierd to see the same area a year later in your photos ;D
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    just found out this place was/is called Fulham Wharf Warehouse

    turns out it was an electrical plant of some type i found this info:


    5.9 There is an Electric Substation on Townmead Road opposite the junction with Althea Street. This is the former Fulham Borough Council Electrical Department and dates from 1936. Of particular note is the Townmead Road facade which is monumental in its scale with large doorways and simple detailing. The well proportioned facade is constructed of stone with a simple frieze and deep cornice. The windows have been bricked in though the elegant proportions of the facade are still evident with the arched doorways and full height pilasters

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    I went there today - I've still got a lot left to see though. I must confess, I was a bit afraid of running into someone else, so I didn't stay long enough to find all that you have.

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    nice photo's are you digi or film, love the blue tinge to the pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrislondon View Post
    just found out this place was/is called Fulham Wharf Warehouse

    turns out it was an electrical plant of some type i found this info:


    5.9 There is an Electric Substation on Townmead Road opposite the junction with Althea Street. This is the former Fulham Borough Council Electrical Department and dates from 1936. Of particular note is the Townmead Road facade which is monumental in its scale with large doorways and simple detailing. The well proportioned facade is constructed of stone with a simple frieze and deep cornice. The windows have been bricked in though the elegant proportions of the facade are still evident with the arched doorways and full height pilasters
    This isn't it, the electrical plant is further up, past the old Fulham Power Station. I've been trying to find out what this building is for years. I've heard rumours of an ice cream or margarine factory but no final word.

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    Excellent pics. I love the style of the building.
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    Looking at the blue circles painted on the walls in pic 2 may point to the building being used by the Blue Circle Cement Company. This is just an educated guess so please correct me if im wrong!!

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    No, it's not Blue Circle. The land is owned by Tesco. It was actually Kops Brewery first then later Convoys general foodstuffs.

    I'm also wondering when Fulham moved to south of the river?!?!? I live in Hammersmith & Fulham borough, and it's very much North of the river thank you very much!

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